2 die of dengue, confirmed
cases reach 235 in Neg. Or.
BY JUDY F. PARTLOW
The Department of Health in Negros Oriental has confirmed that two pre-school children have died of dengue, as the number of cases increased with the early onset of the rainy season.
Dr. Socrates Villamor, provincial DOH chief, said that as of May 15, the total number of confirmed dengue cases had reached 235, based on admission reports at the Holy Child Hospital, Silliman University Medical Center, and the Negros Oriental Provincial Hospital.
The fatalities, 5-year-old girl from Sibulan town, who died last January; and a 3-year-old from Bacong, succumbed to the disease last week, Villamor added.